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Hello! I've decided that I will now also make videos, but the problem is: I dont know how to start (nor stop) the sourcerecorder. I used to use fraps, but unfortunately it lags the shit out of CS:S so I wont even think of recording with that. I dont know why. My PC is strong and good enough to play FarCry (without lagging) And search for Viruses at the same time, but if I record with Fraps, it just lags so much, that the FPS goes down to 9FPS and 10. Help is very appreciated! Thank you!

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    I mean like: What do I do?
    Start it via the Console? What do I type in?
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    Well theres a tutorial about this if you wonder.
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    If you don't want to check tutorials, it's simple. Just type "record (file name)" to the console (doesn't work if a smoke grenade is active) and then type "stop" to stop recording. And then type "host_framerate 30" (or higher), then type "startmovie (file name)" and after that "playdemo (the SAME file name)"

    Now this will watch the demo and if your host_framerate is 30, it will add 30 .tga / .jpg pictures to the cstrike folder per second (This will take, like, 8 GB for 5 minute demo).

    And then open VirtualDub, open first of the pictures and then delete frames you don't need. When you're done, select "Save as AVI" (will take a lot of disk space). After that, edit with Windows Movie Maker or something like that.
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    Hahha 8 GB, im sure theres an easier way, try to set your res to the lowest, then run in a window. then type in whatever it is to start a demo. then a box should come up askin you what type of file you want it to be. then when your done it should be in the main folder :D
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    1. There ain't no box
    2. .tga files are 1 MB each, and you get like 1 000 - 5 000 of 'em, think about that and count
    3. My video always comes up laggy, talk about low res
    4. I'm just telling the short version of the tutorial
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    Lower your resolution you record at and the tga files will be smaller. It's meant to be low fps.
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    Eh, but I don't know how to do that eh. I wouldn't know anything without tutorials.
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    There is a box, go ahead and try it, i made a video with about 10 frames tooken off, and the video was already converted into an AVI, so all i had to do what watch it....
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    You don't know how to lower the resolution

    :O
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    Get Fraps. Trust me, to go through all that shit is not worth it.
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    Fraps is the 100% best out of everything
    but if you want to learn how, go HERE
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    There really is a simple answer, instead of all that virtual dub .tga picture 8gb useless shit:

    1. Start playing.
    2. in console: record "name of demo" (Won't work when a smoke grenade is active, or if you are blind)
    3. Play.
    4. When you die, or when the round ends, type in console: stop
    5. Stop playing.
    6. Alt tab out of cs.
    7. open Fraps
    8. Alt tab back to cs.
    9. in console: playdemo "name of demo"
    10. Shift f2 opens the playback details
    11. wait for the good bits and rewind to about 5 seconds before they start.
    12. f9 to record with fraps.
    13. f9 to stop recording.
    14. Download and open, or just open whatever movie editing software you can find.
    15. Import videos from the fraps directory.
    16. EDIT!
    17. Save as a .wmv or whatever and you have a movie!

    A few things though, don't just record you ""owning"" bots, or in pub, please do something like league play, or if it is pub, make sure it's good pub, and not just shitty 38 shot kills, or mod games.

    Don't keep the ingame demo playback options open when recording with fraps, it shows up on screen.

    Don't open console whilst recording with fraps, it will show up too.

    In console type:
    hud_saytexttime 0
    voice_enable 0
    This gets rid of all chat and microphone, but leaves the scope for awp or scout clips, do not use cl_drawhud 0 as this removes the scope from view.

    Have fun making vids and pm me or email me for further help.
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    This can be explained alot easier than that Mr Blue.

    1.Open the console and type in record name

    2 when your done recording type stop in console

    3. when you want to view that video type into console playdemo name
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    He sounded like he needed a lot more help than that. So i offered it. It has been explained no need to necro it.
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    Open console type in; record zomgimlik1337 (example), and your recording, to stop simply type stop in console. Or disconnect from server, And you lag with fraps because your graphics card suck lol.
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    It's not better.
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    But when I'm using Source Recorder, and after I finally get an .avi file out of the demo, I go and play it, but if it takes about 5 seconds (one clip), then it stays still for the 5 seconds and doesn't do anything. It's like a still picture.
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